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LAS: Mayor’s Proposal Could Dramatically Increase Street Homelessness

The Mayor's proposed changes to New York City's Right to Shelter laws would force longtime New Yorkers and recent migrants alike onto the street.
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LAS Lauds Passage of Bills to Expand Access to City Housing Vouchers

The New York City Council has passed a package of bills that will protect thousands from homelessness, helping them access and maintain housing.
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LAS Vows to Defend NYC’s Critical Right to Shelter Protections

The Adams' Administration is seeking to circumvent a ruling which has aided New Yorkers in need of shelter and services for over 40 years.
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LAS Decries Mayor’s Order to Suspend Right to Shelter Law

The Mayor's new executive order needlessly puts homeless families with children at risk.
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LAS Decries Rent Guidelines Board’s Preliminary Vote to Increase Rents

The Legal Aid Society is calling on the board to reverse course before its final vote in June and freeze rents for low-income tenants living in stabilized apartments.
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Jei Jan Wu Has a Fresh Start After Fighting Back Against Landlord Harassment

Ms. Wu was able to get help from Legal Aid housing attorneys through New York City's Right to Counsel program.
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City’s Landmark Eviction Defense Program in Dire Need of More Funding

Right to Counsel providers have launched a City funding campaign to ensure that low-income New Yorkers facing eviction have access to an attorney.
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LAS Sues City for Illegally Terminating Low-Income New Yorkers’ Rental Vouchers

Thousands of families are at needless risk of eviction and homelessness due to New York City's failure to sustain FHEPS and CityFHEPS rent subsidies.
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Watch: New Yorkers Need “Good Cause” Eviction Protections

The Legal Aid Society is calling on lawmakers in Albany to enact legislation to protect tenants across New York State.
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Bronx Family of 10 Was Homeless, Now They Face Eviction

The Legal Aid Society and housing advocates statewide are pushing for "Good Cause" eviction protections to help keep families in their homes.
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